I am thrilled to have placed 6th in the 2014 Downbeat Reader’s Poll, my first time honored in that category!
This is one of the best reviews I have ever received. The CD is #2 at Amazon in Jazz and just debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz chart!
“Floating” with me, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums is available now from Palmetto Records on iTunes and at Amazon and other fine retailers. Seven new compositions by me and music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Monk.
There is now a new Fred Hersch Fake Book containing 89 tunes (including from my upcoming CD Floating) written between 1989-2104.
It is available as a PDF download from the Music Page of this website. Enjoy!
I am happy to announce that I have placed #5 in the 62nd Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll in the Acoustic Piano category, a huge honor.
The full list of winners will be in their August issue. Cool!
I have entered the social media world in a big way.
Jesse Markowitz is posting a track from one of my albums or a link every day. I hope that you will “like” me. 😉
I just found out that I have been nominated for my 6th Grammy Award! For Best Instrumental Improvised Jazz Solo for my solo on Song Without Words #4: Duet from the duo CD “Free Flying” with guitarist Julian Lage.
My new duo CD with guitarist Julian Lage just received a rare 5***** rating in the upcoming December issue of Downbeat.
Palmetto Records is pleased to announce the release of Fred Hersch & Julian Lage “Free Flying”.
Julian is a brilliant young guitarist and this duo CD was recorded live at Jazz at Kitano in NYC.
Available now at Amazon, on iTunes and at Palmetto Records.
Nice news: I have again been nominated as Jazz Pianist of the Year 2013 by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Check my tour page for upcoming gigs…Happy Spring!